What Would You Do If You Could Do Anything? Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele

Rebecca Helton, MA

“As scientists, we can be like kids playing in a sandbox,” says Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, Division Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  “We’re building things, trying to understand how things go together and doing experiments, but that can only sustain me for so long.  I really need to tie the science to the people.”  The children […]

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Why Write a K24?

Daniel Claassen, MD

Midcareer faculty often bemoan the lack of support and time necessary for mentorship, but many aren’t aware that NIH has a mechanism that does exactly that. K24 awards are the NIH’s best-kept secret.

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Opportunities for Collaboration with the Trial Innovation Network

Aimee Edgeworth

If you're doing multi-site clinical research, this group can supercharge your study recruitment and make technical details easier and less time-consuming.

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Working Backwards: Digna Velez Edwards

Rebecca Helton, MA

Digna Velez Edwards, PhD, can’t remember never doing science. Whether through research initiatives or attending science programs as a child, she always sought to feed her love of nature and observational science. After working in a zebrafish lab as an undergraduate student, she hoped to find an area of study that was more translational, which […]

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Year 15 as a PI. Spoiler, It's a Still a Challenge

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

A hop, skip and a jump away Pipette Protagonist is dishing on what it’s like to be a Year 1 PI. Turns out it’s tough, but Pipette makes pointed recommendations and observations worthy of your time (loving the ‘your employees and trainees can not be your friends’ statement!). I’d like to throw in some thoughts […]

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Alice Soragni's Hot Takes on Year One of Being a PI

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New PI and Twitter guru Alice Soragni drops some awesome advice for new PIs on wins, wasted time and sanity.

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Undergrads in the Lab: An Interview with Paris Grey

Britteny Watson-Ivey

In this interview, Paris Grey, co-creator of Undergrad in the Lab, gives great insight regarding undergrads in research.

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Not that Kind of Progress: Tales of Setting up a New Laboratory

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It takes time!

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6 Questions About Community Engagement in Research

Aimee Edgeworth

Build authentic partnerships with community or patient stakeholders that help to enhance your research.

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Understanding Asthma: Kecia Carroll

Rebecca Helton, MA

As the most common chronic diseases of childhood, asthma and other allergic diseases represent a “substantial burden on children in terms of quality of life, missed school days, and impact on the family in terms of financial costs as well as having to miss work,” according to Kecia Carroll, MD, MPH.  As a pediatrician who […]

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